Chocolate  Porridge Recipe

Chocolate Porridge Recipe

Hello friends, 
I don't know about you, but I do struggle. 
I am a mum of 3 and totally believe in nice, wholesome food, vegetables, and fruits. 
The sad reality is, my kids don't really eat them. Pf. 
It kinda grew into my mission to trick them to eat or at least try healthy food on most occasions. 
Apparently, if they try something 10 times, their taste buds will adapt to it. Well, I'll have to come back on that one. 😅
I'll document the recipes and trials here, so please join me and share any ideas and recommendations you have. I reeeeeeally want to succeed. My dream is when we sit at the table together, all 3 of them will eat all the vegetables that I have cooked and even the dessert will be fully nourishing. Aw. I can feel it. Bit far but will get there. 
This brings me to my first recipe. I created this recipe before I started the business, and it was in my original core range. 
Chocolate Porridge 
See, if I serve them a handful of seeds and nuts, they turn their nose to it and won't take it. 
But desperate mama decided to ground them all up, add cacao and call it chocolate and voila.... even today, they lick the bowl after.
Usually, we eat it as porridge, you can cook it up with a milk of your choice or add boiling water or microwave it.
You can also use it as a flour substitute for pancakes or waffles.
Extra tips at the end.
500g oats
125 g almonds
15 g pumpkin seeds
15 g flax seeds
10 g chia seeds
15 g sunflower seeds
125 g dried cranberries
21 g cacao powder
1 orange peel
-Preheat the oven to 180 c
- Mix the oats, seeds, and nut in a bowl and spread them out on a baking sheet
- Bake for about 20 minutes (stirring halfway through) or until your seeds visibly look toasted
-Let it cool down
-Once it's cool, mix in the cranberries, cacao powder, and orange peel.
- Depending on the size of your food processor divide the mixture into 2-3 portions and process into fine powder
-store in an airtight container in a cool dry place
Top tips:
-The recipe is guidance only. I hardly ever measure anything anymore, just throw in any seeds and nuts so you can experiment to your heart's desire. But if your kids don't eat seeds or nuts, build their taste buds up. Start in small quantities and more oats.
- You can skip the baking part. Sometimes when I'm in a rush (most of the time), I just throw everything in the food processor. It still works, I just prefer the taste of the toasted seeds and nuts better.
- Make sure to use unsweetened cranberries. I use apple juice sweetened, but you must read the ingredients. Most of the dried cranberries in the shops are nearly 50% sugar and oil. That's why that's cheaper. And here we want to nourish, so it's a no-no for me. 
-Get the kids to help, it's really easy to make and gives them confidence in the kitchen.
- depends on your food processor, but you might want to put a kitchen towel around the lid, mine is not dustproof and boy it can get messy.
-for gluten-free version, substitute for gf oats
Hope you and your family will enjoy it. Please share how you get on. 🙂 
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